Louis Aguilar and Christine MacDonald The Detroit News Published 2:03 PM EDT Mar 27, 2019 Detroit — The controversial waste incinerator that has generated complaints for years over its emission violations and noxious odors on the city's east side is permanently shutting down Wednesday, the owner of the facility said. The Detroit Renewable Power facility near Interstates 94 and 75 was too old and that the cost of eliminating its odor issues was too high, said Todd Grzech CEO of Detroit Renewable Energy on Wednesday. Renewable Energy is the holding company for the waste-to-energy plant. The company bought the facility for $200 million two years ago and invested an estimated $23 million to upgrade it. The closure impacts 150 workers at the facility, which is on property that is city owned. "There will be no smell this summer," Grzech said Wednesday. Renewable Energy is the holding company for the waste-to-energy plant. The 300 … [Read more...] about Detroit’s controversial incinerator permanently shutting down today
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By Jeff Yip Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 Like all 2019 Ram 2500s and 3500s, the Power Wagon loses the decades-old “crosshairs” grille that signified Ram’s Dodge DNA. (Jeff Yip photo) Like all 2019 Ram 2500s and 3500s, the Power Wagon loses the decades-old “crosshairs” grille that signified Ram’s Dodge DNA. (Jeff Yip photo) Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Like all 2019 Ram 2500s and 3500s, the Power Wagon loses the decades-old “crosshairs” grille that signified Ram’s Dodge DNA. (Jeff Yip photo) Like all 2019 Ram 2500s and 3500s, the Power Wagon loses the decades-old “crosshairs” grille that signified Ram’s Dodge DNA. (Jeff Yip photo) New diesel for 2019 heavy-duty Rams dishes out 1,000 lb.-ft. 1 / 8 Back to Gallery When Ram dropped the bomb in January that its … [Read more...] about New diesel for 2019 heavy-duty Rams dishes out 1,000 lb.-ft.
opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 6:15 AM EST Feb 21, 2019 This is crazy: College-educated Detroiters make less money — a lot less — than suburbanites with bachelor's degrees. The average income for a Detroiter with a bachelor's degree is about $37,000. In the suburbs, it's $55,000. For researchers from Detroit Future City, a local think tank that released a report this week about Detroit's African-American middle class, it was really surprising. In Detroit, those researchers found, getting a college degree doesn't guarantee a middle-class income. Or any degree, really. That income gap exists at all points of the educational spectrum. Detroiters with high school degrees make less than their suburban counterparts. So do Detroiters with graduate degrees. Kaffer: How Detroit can become a middle class cityKaffer: Detroit's economy is growing. But who's getting the jobs? No one is sure why it's happening. But … [Read more...] about College-educated Detroiters make $18K less than suburbanites
Daniel Howes The Detroit News Published 11:41 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 Evidence keeps mounting that Detroit’s reinvention is for real. Just a few years removed from roughly two decades of flat-lining values, residential property values are up 12 percent city-wide, a move that not too long ago would been national news. Instead, it’s just another metric charting the revival of arguably the hottest city in America, the place most of the country gave up for dead. Sorry to disappoint, folks: we’re still here — a model for resilience, for the fruits of both bipartisanship and partnership, for business, political and foundation leaders coalescing around a common vision to revive downtown and the neighborhoods, for aspiring to go from worst to first and all that implies. This week the city said property values rose last year for roughly 90 percent of the city's nearly 200 neighborhoods, with some neighborhoods notching gains of 20 … [Read more...] about Rising property values signal Detroit reinvention is for real
Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 11, 2018 The vial of fuel that Andre Boehman and Bradley Cardinale are trying to fill would fit four times into a two-liter bottle of Faygo Redpop. The University of Michigan professors and their team will try to do this for $2.5 million, most of it from a U.S. Department of Energy grant. When they’ve finished the project in three years, Boehman, Cardinale and the rest of the team, including researchers from Penn State and the University of Delaware, hope to provide one possible solution to the challenges of climate change and pollution. And the root of their efforts is a living organism – algae. The grant will help pay for the team’s plans to separate oil from algae into a viable diesel fuel blend, one that is primarily a renewable energy source. With a United Nations panel warning this month of the need for “rapid and far-reaching” changes to limit global … [Read more...] about University of Michigan team to create diesel fuel from algae